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HIS HEAD 13 IEVEL.
Lad y nine, slnfe yoa are rich la
Charmhi cUin-rr W,
Let me Alter, to tbe fcUcLtn.
Where I utrrer waa before.
Trtch n art of fryln-, broiling.
Haw to make tbe put-an fen i
I mhH be rontentcd totliji-
There wth you.
Teaeb me to drr-. dainty tllab-.
.SMipa, and ryrrirt with their riee
H jw hi erl-p tho Utile ftntuM
Known a whitebait fa a trw. .
Yea tuakr otnelrta thai wwalai Inra a
Hermit into wild nmij
Ton 're a neat hand at pare.
Un may rane, awl alao tarn ja,
A tbe lanrrat hw told.
Bat with a fwl a U Mareapa. "
AVin atfrrtion De er was e-U
Sirea of a Serrrn fUnoa
Well nir orrre to fan tba aanw-j
fi weeibrri nf the tender buna a
baace anjareme. i
Crrwel vartraad pearaclc fans,
Are tie atadW dietetic,
CarrteraBaU potaaad paaa.
Tbta la vomaoi trwa peatino,
la tbakUebaa'afaaMatBavk ,
Apq a laaya mitmi, ,.-
la a cook.
An Excuse for Smoking.
In ibe re.jrn of Janien I., of tobacco-hating n.
toriety, the hoy ot t school acquired th halit
ofemoking, and indulged In it niht and tlay,
using the mmt ingenious exikoditrnu to conceal
ttie Ice from their master, till one tackles even-
lag, when the Imp were huddled together
round the fire of their dormitory, involving each
other in a vapor of their own creating, lo! in
Imrst the master, and stood in awful ilignity be
"How now," qnoth the domiuio to the firt
1a 1; ''how dare yon be smoking tobaeco P
4J5ir,w ita.d the Iwy. I am "abject to headache-,
and a pipe takes off the pain."
"And you f aud you f and yon V inquired the
pedagogue, questioning every hoy m his turn.
0n had a "rajpnj tooth;" another cholic;
the third, a couh; in short, they all hail some
"'ow, slrrahf" bellowed the doctor to the last
hoy, ' what disorder do yon smoke fur V
Alat! all the exctucs were cxhamttn!; bnt tlm
Interrogated nrcbin, pnttir.p down hU pip, af
ter a farewell whiff, and looking np in Ijim uiav
ter fare, aaid in a whining, bypoeritical tone:
Sirf Itmole for corn!"
"Wont Get Anything In Their Stocking.
There are two resident of Detroit who won't
pet any Santa Claus gifts in their stocking.
They lire on Adam Avenue, hntbaud and wife.
She had the front stcpa washed the other night,
while he was down town, and when h return
ed home and nuhed for the door, in his usual
vigorous style, he rnshM on his head. As he
was falling around, th wife opened the door,
"What made you fall down, IVter P
He pitched against the door, in his efforts to
stand nn, and answered:
"Don t you know anything, you numb-head,
"What is it ice P she anked.
You don't suppose I'd fall down on and, do
yonP he shoutL "I was going to put some
thing in your stockings, hut now I won't!
"Well, keep your brass jewelry, then," tdie
epnnkily replied. " '
"And yoa Vep your old calico dressing
It is sad to neo folks living this way. Frre
Had an Hallucination.
They were sitting beside the grate, when all
at once, she looked up, and said:
"Richard, do yon believe that people ever la
bor under hallucination P
"Of courwj they do," he replied.
"I was just reading of a huband who went to
bed, supposing he had &0 iu his pocket, bnt on
awakening in the morning, there was but ld.
Ifeatouco charged his wife with robbing him,
and n separation resulted. Wasn't it awful P
"If yon should suspect me of getting up in the
night, and going to yont wallet, that would bo
awful, too, wouldn't it 14"
Wot any too awful, for I haven't hail a cent
in it sinco I can remember," he said, as he turn
ed to his paper.
That was all she wanted to know. Sho got
up that night, and wsut through the hind pock
et of his pants, and the next morning he had an
hallucination that he was gl short. Free Pre.
THE following anecdote is going the ronnds of
thu papers, said to hav actually occurred in the
soutu-wefltern part of Arkansas:
A preacher was holding forth, and had con
trived to sonorkuponthe feeling of Iris audi
tor, that the straw on the ground inside of the
altar was completely covered with prostrate
mourners. IVrceiviug there were many others
present ruady to cast themwhe down, who re
frained from ho doing, solely through the lack
of straw to lie upon, he cried ant in tlw midst of
hi exhortation "Straw! straw! We want
more straw hero! Ilrother Brown, for the Lord's
sake, run to your tent ami get mora straw!
Twenty nouls lostor the n-axt ofatraw!"
A Failure. A boyoftenweut Into a Grand
Kiver Avenue grocery yesterday, and called fi.r
a five-cent bar of soap. He left a nickel on tho
counter and started out, but the grocer called
"See here, boy this is a lead nickel. I dou't
take such money as this."
The boy left the soap, aud took up the nickel
without awonl, bnt on reaching tho walk h
"I told ma he wasn't u ear-sigh ted. but idie
stuck to it, aud stuck to it, and now I'm liable
to be jailed."
Ex-SncitETAnr EvAirraatehU Thanksgiving
dinner with the old folks at Windsor, Vt., and
when he remarked, in response to the inquiry
what part of the turkey he would have, that i"t
was quite inconsequential to one of hi recog
nized abstemious new and suierseusitive stom
achic nervation whether he wan tendered an in
finitesimal portion of theopiqne nutriment of
the nether extremities, the sujwrior fraction of
a pinion, or a snowy cleaagn from the cardiac
region, tho carver said: "Hadn't vou hotter help
yourself, William P 7Vacrif.
As specimens of wit, a sample of impromptu
toasts by Senator Douglas and cx-Oovcrnor
Marcy are rejrodncl: "The, LittI Giant of the
efit a cabinet maW by trade, may he become
a maker of cabinets." AfterDongla hadrcplied
to this wntimenf, he filled his glxss, and propos
ed, "The distinguished ex-Governor of w
York, William L. Marcy, with a patch upon his
breeches, and a character without blemish."
A yoc.no man in a horse-car jump up, and
reaches out his hand to a ladv sitting opiKisite.
"Ah!Mnu -. Well, I forget your name.
but how do you do P The ladv answers, "lam
well, sir, but I don't know von.' The gent re
plies, "I am Mr. ; haven't I met vou
somewhere t lour face is very familiar." Th
lady, much eurpriwd, says, "Xo( ir! ravname
U Lydia rinkham."
"3IIXXIR'' wants to know "who sets the fash
Sons P We don't want to boast, dear, or appear
unduly conceited, or that nort of thing, bnt the
fashion of wearing a spring overcoat, flavored at
the elbows with benzine, clear through th
Christmas holiday and along into next Februa
ry, we set that one "onrself." We don't know
who set tlieotners,as that is tho only one we
are deeply interested in just now. Itawltye.
Jcst listen to these two innocent. The Bos
ton rott, finding It stated that whiskey and
glyceriue will cure a cold, eays it' a strange
medicine, and wants to know what glycerine is
like. In response to which the Detroit iwf
d Tribun aay: "Glycerine Is like glucwe;
and in return for our kindness in this explana
tion, will the PmI jdease tell us what whisker
A DimiorTER who didn't exactly know how to
get a letter registered, sent some money away
the other day, and wrote on the envelope : "Keg
istered with a two dollar bill inside." Fearing
that this might not be strong enough, one of his
friends wrote: "ril swear that I saw Jim put
two dollars in this." The man who fools with
that letter, will get into trouble.
Res six observes that as a rule women hat
no eye for color. This explains why a woman is
obliged to spend three-quarters of a day in get
ting, the exact shade of ribbon to trim a dress,
while when it comes to mending her husband's
pantaloons, sh seems to think that a yellow
patch is Just th thing to match black broad
cloth. Zondek fiuUrttK.
A woman-who carried around milk in Paris
said a naive thing, the other day. One of the
cook to whom she brought milk, looked into
the can, and remarked with surprise: "Whv,
there ittualIynothigtherc but water." The
wmaa having satisfied herself of the truth of
the statement, said: "Well, if I didn't forget to
put in tbe milk!"
Stuart Rorsov, the actor, is said to have a
nabit of biting his finger-nails. He also has a
Bmu uangnier. ine otner day, that dear child
deliberately pared her finirer-nail an.l ;n ti.
innocence of her heart, approached her comical
saw ane. "here are- some
nun tor joa 10 rat."
Tablrau de famille!
A Bostox restaoranteur scrrrs op com-coba
friod In lard and sngar, to bis enstomrrs, and
they lite Vm. Br and by American genius will
zoani, lice, and terve np to hungry men, old
hiUhiagpoaU and work-benches, and well be
Miappy as the day is long.
TWO sable philosophers took shelter under the
-tame tree, during a heary showsr. After some
time, one of them complained that he felt the
rain. "K.ber mind," replied the other, "dere's
plenty of trees; whendis'un am wet through,
well go to de oder."
I have seen the cab which Champlain employ
ed when he arriTed overland at Quebec I have
seen the horse which Jacques Cartier rude when
lie discovered MoutreiL 1 have used them both.
I will never do it again. Marl Train's Jfosfreal
A MiclliaAX fanner heard that music would
prevent bees from stinging, and he took his ac
cordeon and went out and sat down by a hive.
Only forty-four bees had got a show at him,
when he jumped into the lake.
The worst kind of rheumatism is the spare
roomatism. Many an nnhappyguest has crowd
ed in between its icy sheets and died of it.
"The Health of Washington V exclaimed old
Mrs. Pinaphor, reading the big head-line in the
newspaper. " Why, I thought Washington was
j Jov flic .farmer.
Should There K ot 2o a Change of Crops?
Ovrr aud over again experience has shown
that in thoM districts whrro a diversified stjle of
agriculture is carried ou, t be average proflts of a
aTlerios ofyrar are greater than wheu tho pro
dncrriailependentoii on thing. Noting this,
sfime teachers go on th oppofite ex t rem", and
would plant rqually of all crops, and follow
riual!v every branch of farming. Hat we hold
thatthatisasgrrat an error a to follow ont too
cUnelr the oae idea, -lost now tas ugricultur
its 'f the South are getting their a.inualadicr
to grow lr cotton and more corn. It is even
ai!i Hut the "granger" have iucri-ratetl tbU
adiraoneofthe leading articlrsof faith in
t!ir Southern rrmi Itut mm all we hae
read and noted, the Semtb with all it hne of
rottoii never Lad half so much a drag a s.une of
the Kastera States have had if wheat f.rcorn.
It is the wisent policy for every fanner to have
mmirotie trailing fMtnre tin which to depend
that Its find hi oil and climate bet fitted for,
r his market the uimt encouraging fr him to
produce. These may possibly fail, aud iu view
thereof other things kUoiiIi! be grown which will
work In with the other, and bring insomething
certain when fiilure come. Diversification in
thii case is a little more than the principle of in
surance, to w hich every prudent merchant likes
to devote a small percentage of hit capital; but
the percentage it alway email be would not
like to devote very much, cor would the farm
capitalist deote iery much, on it insurance
crops. The South can grow cotton better than
any other part of the world. When there is a
good crop it U very profitable, and it is rarely
aoabnndant bnt there Uwme profit made. We
donbt whether the advico to grow more corn and
Ieiwi cotton it wi-, or it wie would eer I ta
ken. One might as well tell an Iowa man to grow
less corn and more wheat or oat. lor miles ami
miles through that State one beet nothing but
rorn, yet though in aay one year it brings but
ten cents per bushel, one seen at innch the next
year as ever. And why I because wheat audoats
never do as well, ueer jiold the iuuie pruflt. It
has been ahown, by what seems to be a careful
average of years, that corn yields in Iowa three
fourths more profit than wheat, and doable that
of oats. With these facts, which intelligent far
mer soon understand, though those with hav
sced merely in their lair do not, it would le idle
to tell an Iowa man he roust grow less corn, be
cause once iu a while there is an over-stock, aud
the same principle holds good iu cotton culture.
Cleanliness a Preventive for Hog Diseases.
During the past season there lias been a great
deal said and written upon the subject of allow
ing hogs to run in pant u res, The discussion
both in and out of the newspapers has been
watched with a great deal of interest by hog
ra'sers, whowe practical knowledge, acquired by
experience, has enabled them long mmcc to form
opinions nioii the subject. Thow men who Iiavo
money invested iu the husiucss, arc prune to ar
rive at couclukioiiH based npou actual observa
tion, from which they form cominou-sense ideas
of what is Wnelicial to their stock, aud wise
acre who read them long, heif-ouisqnentiallec-t
n res upon subjects about which they have no
lersonal knowlcjg receive but little considera
tion at the hands of breeders. It is a common
remark that mot anything is good enough for a
hog, and to this muscles proiositioii in traced
the diseaFea'nmong swineowpedby breeders who
endorse it. Suite time immemorial the hog has
been called the farm s avenger, but, neverthe
less, the succesful breeder is ho who relies the
least upon this over-ebliiuated characteristic of
tbe animal. Jiau water, worse treatment in
handling, aud a an peraSnn dance of tilth are the
foundation of all disease to which hogs are sub
ject, and it is consequently easy to believe that
the health of the animal and tho quality of the
meat must increase in projMirtion to the cleanli
ness of his food aud surroundings. It is believed
that there has been leiwdleaseanioiigwiue dur
ing the pat year than during anytime for the
liat decade, and those who on "lit to know at
tribute the fact to increased tare on tho part of
breeders, wuo nave realized the value ul cleanli
ness. Grass-fed boss who have the run of pimm!
and nutritious pastures, with plenty of pure
water arotheoues that bring the highest prices
in any market. The enmimr feed of grass re
sults in boue, muscle, and all good qualities of
lirst-clasajtorK, and a lull letu oi corn just prior
to marketing makes th plump aud round tiuh
considered mi dehirable. It is not too much to
sav that if hwine-raisrs would adojt a univer
sal plan of cleanliuess in raiding and feeding the
stock, it would Iw but a cry hhort time before
complaiuts of American jork woumI ceaso to 1m
heard in any Iliiropean country. Breeders owe
it to themselves and they owe it to their swine
to adopt such reforms as will insure them as de
cent treatment as possible. tbieayo Tiibuue.
A Platfcrm fcr S'a -king Fcdder.
Onlv those who have rai-ed corn fodder know
the difficulty of preserving it. A great mass of
green, succulent matter) t be dried before it
mki1m with fermentation. It grows so thick in
the field that it neeeM-ariiy has to go iuto big
heaps or bhotks. and a few das of bad weather
is almost sure to injure it. Mr. Willaiu Crozier,
who raises it extensively, has a method which
beems ciiMble, aud is a:d to work well. He
builds first a platform by setting posts in the
ground, and on these, laving cross pieces, on
which he places poles a littledistauceapart. The
air has thereby a thancc tocirtulate underneath,
as it is jierhaps two feet above the ground, while
the openings bet w een the poles allow the air to fol
low up i he cuimneyiie makes intuo centre ot tue
stack. Tli is cLimney is inado by meaus of a
barrel whkh is drawn upas the Mack is built.
Tho Country Gentleman suggests that another
f;o4d plan is to build the stack around a tree,
eaning xdes against it to form a chimney, or
if trees are not available, to et the poles upright
in a circle, unitiug them at the top. Such plat
forms as Mr. Crozier projwi-es would In an ex
cellent thing on which to Mack hay. Thonsaifts
of tons have leeu ruined the past fall by stand
ing iu water, entailiug thereby an immense loss
at the present high prices. Get some cedarjNiMs,
which can generally Iks secured at hhjh lumber
yard, and set themabont tive feet diMant each
way. A seven foot post might be nawti in two.
ami et two feet iu the ground, which would
leave it a foot and a half atwive the surface. On
these lay Mils of 4xi scantling, if 3 on h&ve nt
H)Is,airdacnss them nitlKiirds,Miiesor whatev
er is the m st coi v ni nt to make a lMittom. It
will ave iU cost in a short liue.and last for
years. The wantage, which i almost m re or
less in tho bottom of a stack, will amount to no
thing scarcely, ei en if there be deep mows or
urencliiMg rains. 1 ry it.
Sorghum for Feed.
I have never raised sorghum for the punose
ef syrup-making, but I have raisetl it for fied,
and consider it superior to any other forage
plant that I have evtr raised in any State lor
this purpoe, timothy aud clover not excepted.
I prepare the ground the s.ime as for any other
crop, and drill with my wheat drill halfa bushel
of seed to the acre. Iwnrit from April to Au
gust 1st. If it grow strung aud tall, I cut it
with a revolving-rake reaper, and, after allowing
it to wilt for several davs, I bind aud shock ititi
large shocks till it is dried, then stack aud Kilt
it the same as corn-stalk. If it is fiuernud shor
ter, I cut it with a mower and enre it the same
as hay. It takes a long time to cure and dry
out, otherwise it will br.it and spoil. The stack
bnould bo long ami narrow, the crop should
Maud until rie enough for syrup, before cutting.
It will not bleach aud spoil on the ground like
hay or grain. Many let it stand without cut
ting and feed it onthe ground: aud cattle aud
sheep will eat it clean, even the huts aud roots.
leaving nothing. I am of the opiuhm that the
large, coare stalks are the Iest lor working ani
mals. My horses are working aud driving on
half rationsof groin (rice corn), and are doing
better than when I fee! them hay and corn fol
der,, with full rationsof corn chop. The seed is
equal to corn, and vrill produce as lauch to the
acre. I thiuk when well cleaued it weighs six
ty pounds to the struck bushel. It is superior to
any other dry feed for milk cons. Our dry cli
mate and wiuds make it easy to cure, and it
stands drought lietter than any crop except rice
corn. Kawmn Vorrtiomlet of the Contry Gen
tleman VTaterinjr Window Plants.
There is nothing that seems to trouble more
tho-se who would grow wimlow-tlowers, thau
how often to water them. It it au excecdiugly
simple thing to thoe who hae had experience;
though so liirteiimn a thing to thoNC who hae
had none. When the skilled gardener i aked
for adriee. lie says, "Wateronly when the plants
need it; Jiut tins tells the eutjmrer nothing.
There still remains to be ciulrritiKHl how to tell
when pla'its need water. After all, tbii is a spe
cies of knowledge that cannot well be taught by
another. It has to le IramM by experience.
The good plant cultivator tells from the color of
the earth; but eren this is a rclathe term.
There is dark soil and there is light eoil; but all
mils are darker w hen they are wet than when
they are dry. One can soon Ifani this by exper
imenting a little; aud can soon tell whether the
earth is dry or wet, by the eye ir linger alone.
If it is wet, it of eonixe wants no more water;
if much lighter than its nsnal color, the earth
is dry anil need some. It i an exceedingly
simple matter to thoie who will try to learn; to
thoe who cannot learn theiu?lres it is a hope
There is one hint that we mav giro that mar
beof value. If the earth neier gets dry, the
plautsare not in gfxiil condition. Something is
wrong. It is the active, growing, norkiugroots
tltat take the mniture out of the earth. It is a
sign of good health for the plant to want fre
quent watering. Asueharealreadv said, the
color of the soil, as compared to wha't it is whea
wet, will tell whether it wants water or not.
Ovkhfeeoivo wmi Hay. Xow that rows
are going into whiter quarters, a hint alwnt
feeding hay may not lie out nf place. IVe often
hear dairymen talk as if the height of skill in
taking care of cows in the- winter was to -nt nil
the hay down that it is poible to eram into
them. "I give my cow sail the good hav I can
pt them to eat,"is the boastful remark often
heard from a spirited and aspiring dairyman,
though in doing so he is wasting good provender,
withont promoting the best welfare of his ani
mals. It is a good thing to feed cows well and
to be sure that they have food enough to sus
tain them fully, but it is neither wiso nor eco
nomical to crowd them with a great bulk of hay
of any quality. It is not wie to crowd an v ani
mal witli a great bulk of coarse food. Cows
should have no more hay than they have time
to masticate, and if thisis not enough for their
necessities they should ha e some easy-digestiag
concentrated food with it. Tho quantity of hay
given should nevar exceed what they will eat
np clean, and twice a day is often enough to
give time for properly ruminating. Xatianal
Lire Slock Journal
EVERT farmer can establish mr.1 sarin-
bank bV bnildin!r lltl -L ItiannM !-.. -..!
posita in that back will pay more than two per
cent, a month.
Our Jwap JBwJt.
EZKEMfiEB the poor.
T riTTl COOK.
Eot who. Jar's Kb (t3
J o cr siwf pteotMNu han,
Lrt tbe poor and tba knrlr share
The wsnntb, lb. sporu. tae rre;
Yar the one nf bntnble lot
llirt Dot shiver hi hw cut,
""'v'1??? bosatwa Md from wrsltb sad wide.
Mi klndlr tb blaii j. Toood.
Till D. schist- tmrt br tarn ;
Tbra, an tout tbe Dwny Cbrisuaas tide !
AS AMATEUR AOKICULTUIUaT.
nr btaxlet iiuxtley.
This," mid Mr. Spoopendykc, as he gazed
aronnd on his new acquisition of six. acres, "this,
my dear, is what I liare always wantol. A farm
and a fanner's life are the highways to happi.
ness; Mrs. Siioopendyke, don't you think so I
'It's -rfectly lorely," rejolued Mrs. Spoopen
dyke. "I was born on s farm, and I was always
healthy, though I had to go a good wars for
I'll fix that, my dear," returned Mr. Eiioop
endyke; "III bring in the water. Now, where
are my Agricultural Report t I must plant
right off, if we're gslng to hare any crops; and
when they're ripe, we'll take 'em to market.'
"Do the crops all get ripe at the same time P
asked Mrs. Spoopcndyke.
'Of course, they do," replied her husband.
"They're all planted at the same time, alu't
they! Yon dont suppose they run races, do
yon 1 You haven't got a notion that the first
crop in wins the ot, have you f Xow, we want
to put in some euU-agna, and the Agricultural
Keport says they mustn't be planted where tur
nips and radishes grew the year before. I won
der wliat they put in that corner, last year."
"Why not pnt cabbages where turnips and
radihes grew before r asked Mrs. Spoopendyke.
"Because it makes the cabbages taste of 'em,"
replied Mr. Spoopendjke.
"Well, then," said Mrs. Spoopendyke, "well
plant them where watermelons grew, or aspara
gus. Would they taste of watermelons and as
paragus, if we did P
"Of course, they would. And if we planted
them where the hens had scratched, they'd taste
of poultry ; or if we planted thein alongside of a
church, they wouldn t lil on Sunday. I'll put
them iu that ronierorrr there, aud then we'll
hae raiilenirs in the other comer."
"I don't like rasplierries," objected Mrs. Spoop.
endjke. "I'd rather have hickory-nnts. Can
yon plant hickory-nuts where anythiug else has
"X," replied Mr. Spoopendyke, solemnly,
"yon can't. They wouldn't stay down. I'll tell
you. We might hae oar meadow in that cor
ner, and fill in between the nioadow and the
cabbages with "
"Hollyhoeksr interrupted Mrs. Spoopendyke,
"and we can train them against tho fence."
"Who wants any cIimI gasted boll hocks V
blurted Mr. Spoopendyke. "May be you'd like
to plant some old glass bottles, and raise a hot
house f P'raps) our idea is to nut down some
old rags and a lient w ire, and raise spring bon
nets! I tell) on, we'll put onions in there, and
that fills np that end of the farm."
"Then joii ought to hare your pasture at this
end." recommended Mrs. Spooiiendyke.
"Xo, I'm going to put my orchard here, and on
that far side, between tho orchanl aud tho cab
bages, I'll plant some some what can we put
'I'd hae a rose-bush, or n
"Or, or, what 1 May bo yon want to plant
some back-hair, and raise wigs! llon'd yon
like to put in the old barrel there and raise
"I was thinking nf a lake," mumbled Mrs.
SiKKeiiil)ke. "A lake looks so pretty on a
"Of course, it docsr roared Mr. Spoojiendrkr.
"All ) on'i got to do is to plant a bucket of" wa
ter, aud watch it grow. May be you're thiuking
of training a measly lake np agsinst tha fence!
Xow, I'm going to put some buckwheat in there,
and that makes cabbages, two acres; meadows,
one acre; onions, tnoacres; buckwheat, half au
acre; orchard, half au acre; which just tills the
"Where are jou going to hale your pasture P
arkcd Mrs. Siiooitcwlyhe."
"Probably out doors, somewhere," responded
her husband. "There's more room out doors.
Don't yon know that crops don't grow iu winter,
aud then that cow can hao the whole farm for
a pasture P
"That's so," said Mrs. Spoopcndjhe. "I
hadn't thonght of that. Xow, wc want some
"Onechirken will lie ennngh," said Mr. Spoop
endyke. "I'm not going to li.ii e a lot of incasl v
hens scratching up my meadow, and one wiil
giie all the egs we want. I'm going to lay my
money out in farming implement, and not Lens.
Yon see, we've got to hat e a steam reaper and
"Aud a steam hoe," suggested Mrs. Spoopen
il) ke. "Anil we ought to ha e some geese."
"Yes, we mnst haie ceese. I'll look nronml
fur white ones. I don't like the grav geese.
Xow, I see by the reports that a cow ought to be
dry at least six weeks before her timo for calv
ing. You lie careful not to give that cow any
water; jnn he.ir! Where can we put the pigf
"I don't know," replied Mrs. Spoopemh ke,
biting her thumb. "Can't we put him in the or-
"Yes, and along in tho spring we'll find the
orchard in him. That's au idea. One year fniit,
and tho uextjear pig, tnrn and turn aliont."
"But ) on can tio him up, so ho can't bito the
trees. "You'll wan't to kill hiin in the spring,
"That's so. We can tie him in the orchard,
and keep the cow iu the wood-shed. That re
minds me, I must hje a grindstone. What
kind of trees shall we put in the orchanl!"
"Willow trees gh e the most shade," ventured
"That's it P howled Mr. Spoiqiendyke ; "yon're
an agriculturist! All you want now is a dry
season and a mortgage to lie a model finu. If I
had jour intelligence, and a yellow coer, I'd
hire out as an almanac! Don't yon know that
willows don't gie fniit! I'm going to put in
some quince trees and olives. There you get
your fruit and shade together. Then, around in
the comers of the fence III plant strawlierrj--lines."
"That'll lie liice."ehirrniied Mrs.Spoopcmlvke.
"And when we kill the pig, I'll make some little
oil-silk bags to put the sausage in."
"WhAt lugsP dnnandeil Mr. Si-oo-iciid) ke.
"Those oil-silk bags that always come around
"Oh, )es! those. Tlie)11 do, any time. Say,
I think 111 get some sheep, and then, during the
long wiuti r evenings, wc can shear them at our
"Won't they hunt ns P asked Mrs. Spoopen
"I'll get sonic quiet ones without horns," re
plied Mr. t-pcN-pendt ke. "or rise some that have
their horns all curled around so they can't stick
iu us. I must find out how to make honey, and
tLe first thing we want is a wind-mill."
"Then we can always tell which way the wind
blows," exclaimed Mrs. Spoo-icndyhe. "Get one
with a man holding a sp)-glass to his eye. I
"Who c are's a dod gasted cent what ye saw i"
raved Mr. Soopeiulyke, "Do yon know what
a wind-mill is! Think it's got eyes all over it,
like a measly old maid! Out a notion that a
wind-ltiill goes amund with its skirts hoisted up,
and a dod gasied sp) -glass under its ami ! Well,
itdon't,I tcllje; and it don't go skj ting about
with men, either! It's a mill, and it'will pnmp
water wheaever yon want it to. Understand
what it is, now!"
'Certainly, dear," rejoined Mrs. Spoopendyke;
'but I thought oa meant something to put on
the chimney, wheu it don't draw. Xow, where
could we keep a wind-mill P
"Chain it np behind the honse!" thundered
Mr. Snonpend ke. "It will hae a collar on,
and we ran bring it in nights, or have a kenuel
built for it. Got it now! Think you'd know a
wind-mill, if I asked one home to dinner P
"I know what it is now," whimpered Mrs.
Spoopend-kc. "It'sa thing that turns aronnd."
"That's it," snorted Mr. Spoopendyke. "It
waltzes. You've strark the idea; with what
yon know now, and what you're got to find out,
yon only need a good breeze and a tight arouud
tho comer to be a wholo llonr-iuill,"
"I see the report says that you mnst gie)our
hen chopped turnips, once iu a while," said Mrs.
Spooiiendyke, putting her thumb on the para
graph. "Kither that or eabbaires." retnrucd her hus-
bund. "I don't know whether we'll have cab
bages enough," hs contiuued. musingly.
'You might have less buckwheat," snggested
Mrs. Spoopendyke." I should thiuk, tliougli,
that two acres would bo enough for one hen, and
if it isn't, you can buy a load now and then from
"I'll think that over,"replieir Mr. Spoopen
dyke. ''Here's one thing 1 don't understand.
It says we suould test a few seeds before plant
ing, to make snre they will germinate, but it
doesn't say how to do it."
"May lie it means to lioil them," suggested
Mrs. Spooiiendyke, "or perhaps you "
"Or perhaps yon think it means to crack 'em
with an axe, to see if they're hanl! I a'pose
you're got an idea yon stick straws iuto 'em. as
)on do into bread, to see if they're dune! Well,
you don't ; yon put acid on 'em. "Ill get some
acid, and drop 'em iu, aud if it discolors them,
the) 're not good, aud if it dou't, they're all nght.
I think we ought to have some weevil for that
"I don't know where yon're going to plant it,"
said Mrs. Spoopendyke, "unless it will grow with
buckwheat or onions. Yon can't pnt it in with
the cabbage, because t he pig aud hen would fight "
'Do yon know what weevil is P demanded
Mr. Spoo'teudvke, glaring at his wife. "Got a
notion that it some kind of weed for the pig to
smoke, haven't 'oat Imagine it's gilt-edged
notepalMT with a monogram, for him to write
on, dout)ou! WelL it isn't either one; nor it
isn't a swallow-tail coat, or a plug hat for him
to go to church in, neither! Yoa don't plant
wcrviL. Mrs. Spoopendyke, any more than yon
do soa'i, or clothes-pins, or stair rods. Yoa buy
it in iiarreis, and ill omer some."
"1 think weougut to cave some lace curtains
for the front windows," suggested Mrs. Spoopen
dyke, anxious to change the conversation.
"Yes, and we want a folding bedstead for tbe
cow, and we've pit to have a new arm-chair for
the pig. and I'm afraid those cabbages won't do
well without a wet-nurse V squealed Mr. Spoop
endyke. "I suppose I've got to hire a man to
see that the meadow don't go fishing Sundaya,
and npset your religious notions. O! yon're a
farmer's wife, yon are! If I had time to write
an index to you, and get some dod gasted binder
to fit you up with a ny-leafyoa'd make a whole
agricnltural report P
And Mr. Spoopendyke shot into the honse and
to bed, while his wife, having put all the oil
lamps iuto backets of water, so they couldn't
explode dnring the night, fell asleep, dreaming
that the eahlistfe-nsteh had eloned with 11m
onions, while the cow and the nit- had died of
svMtrll . K srlnit.milt TiSjt slianitinsil ,n-
cultural pursuits, and started off through Ohio,
ffecful and (Samoas.
THE PB.OPHETIC G003E-BD1TE.
w II Ftsis the Weather, amcl Waal It
Praailsea al Preseal.
The readings of the goose bono indicate a mot
ley winter. There will be a good deal of snow
andafew cold days, bat no protracted cold wea
ther; In the mouth of Deceml-cr there will be
no very cold weather. Daring the last of the
month there will be a few days when good fires
will bcebeerful and overcoats comfortable. It
will 1ms an exceedingly disagreeable mouth for
oniuoor woric. wile anoworraln ererr ilirnrt-rn
The probabilitiesare for a wet, gloomy Christmas.
This kind of weather will continne on tlirongh
Jannary, with a few cold days sandwiched be
tween rain and snow. Aliont the middle of Jan
nary, there will be a few clear, cold days, when
tbe mercury will go down beluw zero. The ISfh
and ICth of Jannary will be as cold days asauy
experienced in this latitude. The latter part of
the month will be wet and gloomy.
There will be more genuine winter weather
crowded Iuto the little month of February than
In December and January, but there will not be
any intense cold. With the exception of the
few days about the middle of Jannary, it is not
likely that the mercury will go far below zero.
The goose bone has long been an honored wea
ther prophet. In some of tbe back Counties of
Kentucky tbe farmers make all their arrange
ments in accordance with the predictions of the
goose hone. Iu some localities the goose boue is
laid aside, labelled with the year, and it is said
that one old farmer in Breathitt County has the
bones extending back for more than forty years,
and in all that time it is asserted that the bone
has never been mistaken in tbe weather.
To read correctly the winter of any year, take
tho breast-bone of a goose hatched during the
preceding spring. The bone is translneent, and
it will be found to be colored and spotted. The
dark color and heavy spots indicate cold. If the
spots, are of a light shade and transparent, wet
weather, rain or snow may bo looked'for.
There are a good many people all over the conn
try who pin their faith to the gooe bone. Of all
the weather prophets it is the most honored.
The little gronnd-hng disgraced himself Ion" a-o,
and now very few euple ever watch Candlemas
Day, and hogs' melts are no longer trusted in. A
few years ago, when Tice and all human weath
er prophets predicted the most sevrro winter
ever known, the goose bone told ofamild winter.
The future unrolled just as the boue said it would,
and poor old Tice had to change his predictions
every day. Tho gose bone never chauges, and
nei er fails.
Tliei'oif reporter has examiued three bone,
ouc from r-outheastern Kentucky, one from Jef
ferson County, and one from Laporte, Ind. Thev
are identical to one another, and tho readings
here given will be found the same on tho breasts
bone of any goose hatohed last spring.
Cut this out, lay it aside fur reference, and as
yon crowd up close to the firo on the l.'dh nf Jan
uary, yon will lie convinced of the great power
of the goose boue. laninille 1'otl.
Shears Scissors Knives, etc Snggealions
to the "Men-folka."
How the "men-folks" would fret and sweat,
grnmble and growl, if they hail to chop, mow, or
whittle or do any rntting, with blnutnr round
edge implements Yet nine ont often of "women
folks" do most of their cutting up of meats with
dull knives round edged, made barely usable
by rubbing them on a stove top with a outlay
of unnecessary strength and patience; bread
slices are haggled Into thick and thin forms,
withdn.ll, over-thirk knives; long beating in
stead ofenttingthe hash meat fine; and itmakes
one ache as badly as their hands or fingers ache
to see women tninir to co thromrhorshamn
piece of cloth with shears, loose or nckety at the
joints, aud as for cutting edges on the blades.
mere are noiie..... i hb KKMF.HV. mf, wo
would say, let every woman, yonng or old, learn
to sharpen implements, if necessarv taking les
sons of the men folks, or some one else. (We
will give an illustrated lesson on sharpening
implements in an early future uuruber, that will
explain the whole matter to women, and men
too.) Serosa'. let every mau, who is a man, hav
ing a house and deserving one, give personal
attention to the household cutting implements.
Ten ininuteaa week, or twentv nunntesa month,
of an evening or rainy clay, w ill suffice to sharpen
the shears and scissors clear to their points,
tighten the joints to make the bladen meet
through their whole length not so tightly as to
strain the fingers, or so loosely as to let the cloth
turn through uncat. Also, tri grind off tho round
of the kitchen, cnttlng and chopping knives, and
put au edge on them: ditto the table knives.
Orange J mid, .In America -IgricultiirUl.
Tho Care of the Hands.
Many persons, especially fanners, neglect their
hands. 1 lanl work w ill, of course, make the bauds
hanl, bnt thev need not on that account be un
tidy. A black line at each finger-nail is not a
mark of a "workiuginan" so much as it is of a
negligent one. Xo matter what his oecnnation.
one should no more comu to the table with dirty
bauds than with dirtv face. To keep the hands
iu good onler a brush is a necessity. A "nail
brush" may be lwught for a v ery small sum, and,
no matter what may lie one's work, he can, bv
useofthit, keep his hands in very good condition,
liub tho bmsh across the soap ami scnib the
finger nails, nut only at the end, but at the base
where they join the flesh, and, if there are any
otherpartsof the hands that need it, give them
a scrubbing also. The daily use of a nail-bnish,
and a careful paring nf the uails before they get
long, will enalile the hardest worked firmer to
keep his hands in a comfortable condition. The
greatest trouble with the bauds is from a split
ting of the skin at the base of the nails, causing
what are called "haug nails;" thismav heaoid
ed by a little care. At each washing of the
hands, and after they have been dried uKin the
towel, push the skin downwanl away from the
hate of the nail by nsing the end of another nail ;
that is, use the tuuuib-uail of the right hand to
dress the uails of tho left, and vice versa. Tho
comfort that results from well-kept bauds is suf
ficient reason, not to mention neat appearance,
ior properly canng lor tnem. .imrncan .lip-irsf-Isri.l.
A Bath Tub.
We have one in our house, and we have abath
room, to i. How many farmers can say the same!
.,vi uue in u imuuiru, nut unv 111 ta ciiuusAIlil icr-
haps. I don't know of another firm house iu
this comity that has a liath tub. Yet every man
and woman knows that frequent bathing is ne
cessary to good health. Onr family bathe three
or four times a week iu wann wcat'her, ami cuce
aweek in cold weather. My neighbor's wife
told me the other clay, that not one of Iter fainily
had washed "all over" for a mouth. They hail
no bath tub, and had to use a wash tub or sim-
Iily take a towel or wet sponge bath. A sjMiuge
lath is better than none, but cannot halfwav
come np to a good splash in a genuine bath tub.
e gnionr uaui tuu inc zinc part iu town,
and had a carpenter put it it into a small bed
room which we henceforth dubbed "the bath
roorr," and use it for this purpose only, except to
hang clothes in. It has a pijie leading outside
into a large hole or cesspool. Of course we have
to carry water to fill the tub. as we have no
pipes to carry water through the house as in the
city. Bnt our stove has a large heating reser
voir, which holds enough warm water to bathe
the whole family. We intend to run a pipe
from the cistern iuto the bath room, and have a
pump that will pump water into the tnb, Onr
hath room as arranged only cost ns $10, and it is
worth fill) a) ear in health and comfort. ilar
gartt, ix tie Okio Farmer,
Boys and Thimbles.
Xo man can, like the writer, live sixty )cars,
without often wishing he had learned to use a
sewing-thimble well m his early boyhood, es
pecially if he has gone about tbe world lnucll.
Buttons will come off, stitches w ill breaks ami
how handy it is for liay schoola, for uifcu at a
hotel, at a friend's honse, (uhtesl auy where away
from home often at hwoc to be able to whip
on a bntton, step a stalling rent, and do many
other littles sowings, withont calling on a woman,
or perchance, sending for a tailor, before being
able to apjiear at a hotel table. One seldom, if
ever, leanis to nse a thimble, if this part of his
education has been neglected in small boyhood.
The writer has travelld a good deal, aud at a
rough guess he has broken threads at least five
hundred times iu attempting to work a needle
through a bntton or ganuent without a thimble
Boys, take our ad ice, and every one of yon leam
to use a thimble veil liefore you grow np. Do
it this very winter; it is not feminine to do so.
Do it, and if you liie long, you will many times
thank ns fortbia advice. .iMCi-tcua Ugricmltarut.
Oatmeal Mcsii. Have the water in your
sauce-pan tailing hot; sprinkle in the meal very
slowly, to prevent lumps: stir constantlr: when
you hare added sufficient meal, set the ian on
the back of tbe range, to simmer slowly; stop
stirring in meal when it is not quite as
thick as yon would like it swells when cook
ing; let it simmer ten minntes; stir occasionally;
biiik a utile uniit-rauii sail ui lasie. 2tyc Wltn
cream and sngar.
A writer in the ropmlar Science Joslly re
marks that children's ears ought never to be
boxed, fdr besides being an ill-manuerecl way to
puuish one, it is liable to Injure permanantly
the delicate membrane of the ear. Xor ahonld
the ear be "cleansd ont with the screwed-up
corner of a towel," much less with a bodkin.
SaxdTaets. One pound of tloar. the same of
sngar, half a pound of batter, one egg and the
yolk of another; make a stiff paste, roll ont thin
and cut with a biscuit cutter; wash the tarts
with the beaten whiteof tbe egg, and strew over
them some powdered sugar ami cinnamon, and
lay a few blanched almonds on top.
Scotch Coixcirs. flrt two pounds or round
steak, chopped fine; pnt in a frying.pan a lump
of butter half the size of an egg; melt, dredge in
lit! Ia I.... .. J !. . :.. ....
.... wvu, , win ucu put iu acnpiai
of water; stir to make a gravy; chop np an onion
put it in; then put it in beefsteak; stir often
and cook twenty minutes.
Desiccated Ccicoaxi.t. When it is not ,.
venient to use fresh cocoannt, the desiccated
makes a good substitute. There seems to be a
difference in the packages it is sometimes a little
rancid, and occasionally equal to the fresh.
Eixxet CfsTARn. Bay a bottle of prepared
rennet at the druggist's, and follow directions.
Be sore to make the milk oaly tepid; flavor aud
sweeten to taste; pour in a glass dish, and pat
on ice. '
Wheat Cuddix-Cakcs, One quart sour milk.
two teaspoonfuls of soda, one teaspoonful of salt,
flour enough to make a batter; stir until the
lamps are broken ; fry at once.
Molasses Lemo.v Pir.-One cupful sugar, one
cupful molasses, one cupful water, one and a
hairtablespoonfuls floor, two lemons and one
egg. This makes on pie
Apple and sect damnlinn are ;Mm- k.
boiled in a net then a cloth. Scnm the pot well.
THB OLD YZAB ASH THg NSW.
ST riTUXK STaVX.
"How wa titer s!
Lifti but jean.
Uith wloita ifwoC
Antt Uhrir tauhlay cUj, la mho !, LtaTfn, j,
TH ctotKU of the tnoprwt, th ikJow of eLmu.
A&J, ah t v pray,
With etW m tirMr;
a ... , " bn CTaa an ttX
Tboart the Uw. f UrttMtrro- bt nJiast and 1-rJftt
1" ? hJ J"W. roMoa tha birr,
T Um heart that aarTtxe tbriu at evermore .frtvr.
For Ota heart ao true
. T the OW Year clrarea,
Tb the hand of the New
i..v ., TwerT Jtirlaiida wrawai
wStStl"T" ntari-. frarraot and fair.
With the ra.t . withered leaflet mar nerrr compare:
Ia tbe wreath which the brewi of i-a-t jeare bate worm.
Tea! Biea wfflelirj)t
With loTe to the Lut r
And wiWlr Bi
.... . Their arm rvend the pant !
Aa tbe Tine eliura to the oak that f-vll.
At the try twine rvan4 rntmhlui- wall j
ror the .dan of the pan tome heart ht-ber Mb.
Tiaatbr .taratLat jU.h SQt fiwn tiie ivtarea brlcht
And wbr not ant
Tbev knew and ther kaow
,- ,. AUeojbopeaaidfoor:
We walked lT their iude. and we Md tbnn eaxb criet
And tbe atorr of heart that mar not be reTreled
la tbe hoarUof the dead rear are bnried and kiU.
Let tbe New Year "airtz
WLU tbe New Year brin
a.. t W'hat the Old Year caret
Ah! the Stranrr Year trip rer tbe aaowa.
Ami hi brow i enwreatbeu with many a rote ;
Ami how many tbrmi do tbe rtxM roureal,
Wbirb tbe rue5, when withered, aball wo an reveal.
Let tbe Xew Year emile,
. When tbe Old Year die j
In how fthort a while
WQl the .mil be lcbt
ea! Stranr Year, tboa )it many a charm,
And thy fre t fair, and thy cm-tin warm.
Jlut drwrr than thoo in thi hrtwd of anew
la tbe farrowed face of the Year that cue.
Yet. lisht Sew Tear!
O er all tbe earth.
With annc and cheer
They will bail thy birth;
They will trust thy word. In a alnSle bonr;
They will lore tby fare, tber will land tby Tewrrj
lor the 'w baa rhantm which tbe Old ha not,.
And Hit btranger'a face make tbe Friend' furjot.
la tin colniDD, Hide br rmI.
Stand tbe caption i llaxried. Died E
Wbat cue irony 1 Ihl.
That ahadra with death oar nuptial bCt.
That blende bt-ucatb ear earnmt cue
The atory of two wondruu dr I
Tbe kU ofdeath. ofblaithincbrbK
3rcaalic blnd in Married, Pied !
Throbbtax breat of bart that bleed.
Tearful, bri-ht or dull eye read
Line wboee lucMae la nt clear,
Ulnrred and broken throuch a teart
Lily flocrrst, band of aje.
Trace toe lines alone the pae,
Death and Cupid vitte by Mde,
hpuit with man in kfamed. Died !
ITere a miulrro. there a eon j.
I'dend and roll tbeir note alunf ;
Yillace bell tbit rUiz or toll,
(treet a clad or pawing mml j
To tbe chancel call tbe crowd.
Clad In aatin rown or abroad ;
To tbe church we twie mar ride ;
Heed the heediu;; llamtd, VmU
HoUt th anchor. Mil away j
Kumtner winds or aunlit bay
Lure tbee oVr tbe outer bar.
Where tbe wbite-canped brrakera are j
Staunch tby painted ahaUnp be,
Ptronc t ride Lfe' rtotleM m a ,
God shall rale tbe aurcH): tide
That Ups tbe shorvs of Married, Died .
Orange bfowajkBi ripened wheat,
hprigs of rue or bliea avert,
CarUof cdd or lucks of hhiv,
Vldin2 robe or irb of wo
Hand in loving bands Ui rot.
Or folded he ou pubsrleas hretut t
Who hall blooms and fruit divide,
bo near tbe atone. Married, Died I
-WkBEWEIX TO THE YEAS.
ET CUU B. HEATH.
Old Year, farewell! Tby wintry breath
I bke the claxp of aumecold band;
Tby early daj were like a band
Of mourners that bad met with death.
And wau and pale thy Spring time came.
So fall of weary. lUlle dar.
That lacked their meed or jot and praite.
And math of all their former iaiae.
Tbe Autumn brought aome day of rent,
Tbe Unit we bad that tbo.l dltlat bold;
Smie barrt-Kt dar were days of pdiV
And. Christmas more than all'waa b!r4.
Tbon art one more in that lut; chain
The aged count with tinker white.
And dim eyra lungin; for tbe light
That will not rume tuuemsfaln,
II.w short tboq vert to tbote who sf.-nd
Twlit jou. I and ae In currents atron,
UmiMltij the tide that swept abmg.
Freighted with atvre tbey counted guud
Haw Jwng td UuMe la Ufe's fair anorn.
Who alk with smiling l:p and brow.
Who wiAlvtbo great To Ho were now.
And tbey were out bejund tbe dawn.
Vrwa out the hope that thou dtdt Uigbt,
tiumti many a purpiwa true aud utrwnj;
We put behind u fear and wrong.
And shut th error from our sight.
We linten t tby funeral knelL
JLorne on the bitter Winter wind :
Thr Joya and gri-N we leave behind.
And luwk above. Old Year, farewell !
bT ELLA. WHCELEE.
Of a thouKand things that the Year sewed under
The busy Old Year that ba yott awaj .
11 ow many will tise In tbe Ipruig, I wondir.
ltruught to lift by the ima C Kay T
Will tbe rose tree braiisboii. au w bully tdddtrii.
That there neers.rve tieeset-m to W.
At the swert prtug call rotike fuitU unUddrn,
And bud In Wutj U.J. bVin f me?
VTSll too L-V given Kortlt. whose thrvbblag bo..m
bid bWe a nakd V. fier gown at night,
'Wake oci vt M.ir Wp, ami wjth blade and bloa.m.
Cevw btr carae-nt t 4eaMs wr sight t
Over (he kitoJl in t bo V aUey yonder.
The V'Veliest biitterrarMi bloomed and grew a
AVhwi tbe snow baa gone that drifted theiuaiHlVr;
Will thry kibout up sunward, and blown answ I
When nd winds blew, and a sleet slorui ptlted,
If I walk that way, when suo bavemslted.
Will tbe gru glramnp from the bare, brown H' (h!
I Lud a love that was dead or dying.
For tbe Year to burr and Lido from blgkt t
But oat of a Uance ill it wakan. crvlag.
And push to my heart, like a leal in tbe tight f
Under tbe snow He things no cht?lved
Hope, aubitioua. aud dnajaofiocn-
Face that vauibeal and lrut that perlsbed.
Never to sftarkle and glaw again.
Tbe Old Year greeddy gitped lua plunder.
And covered it over, jid hnnVd awty t
Of the thousand tbiugi that be hid. I wonder.
Uow many mill rb-at the rail of Mar f
O, wise Yonng Yew-, with yonr band beljitaAfUr
Your mantle tjnuiiie, tell me, pray I
IF WE KNEW.
If we knew tbe rarca and c
Crowding round our tte'gUu aay.
If we knew tbe htlle fcj-ee.
Sorely grlevovA, day by day.
Would we ttea no otten chide blm
For bis lack of thrift and gain,
Leivtrc en hU heart a shadow,
Leaving on our life a stain f
If we knew th rlwada ab.je.ut
Held by gentle blesin ibrre.
Would w'e torn away a!, xembling:
In onr blind and wesAdrwjialrf
Would wa shrink frrt little shadows
Lying on tbe dewv gras.
TUle Its only birds of Eden
J art In mercy flyicg past I
If we knew the silent story
(Jaiverlng tbmagb the heart sfpajh.
'WouM oor naSJibasud care to deona Lbeus
Rack to haunt of guilt again t
Life hath many a tangled creasing
Jwy bath many a break taf mm-t
And tbe cbeek tear stained s whitest
This tbe bleaned angels know.
Let ns reach into our bomsis.
Far the key to other hve.
Aad with love toward erring nature,
Cherioh coed that still aurvMi;
So that, when our disrobed spirit
We nuy say,
Aa we jndj
ssM HW irailUS 1M UIUI laUI,
ALONG THE LANE.
ST W. F1LB1HICK BltOWX.
As flickers low tbe twOl-nt fire.
And Winter star so vuldlr shine.
There comes to me tbe fond desire
To meet dear, olden friend of mine ;
Those fneods of vontb and duldbood'a atth
Whose voice sweet I bear again,
Asoft they ran 'nildat woasl and llowmi.
And many a time abmr, tbe lane.
Oft, tbnmzb tbe ndt of vanished year.
Tbuazb Tons I've roamed o er land and lea,
Witli valnlv cberked and ristn tears,
Tonr forma aad fares still I see.
To toe, dear friends, yon're ever nlh.
Through days of y, or demot, or pais ,
Toor inemori sweet can never die.
But oft will soand alon tbe lane.
Farewell, farewell, Aa np tbe steep
Of man bond's fleetinf year I climb,
Mv heart will still lu treasure keep.
That came from cbaldbuod foldsMi tmr.
j-eTnap wc siui saau meex no mora.
Xtr rrasp tbe friend Ir band acain.
mimi wcuun, a orssc ef jor
Cotae ecbeinar clear aloe the Ian.
THE IsAWD TO WHICH WE GO.
Tb hraatial. tlt driwi.
TViti aU ha peatre mu apiiit Xtunt,
And all tut' aaaj tad aaU.
Of raNiatlraa wtMKlan It Kay iUv,
Wc waT and bow tb bfW.
TVe land U wUdi w j
If tut baJ br ej.
If oVata mmie IU aaak vnkl tLrvv.
Ad-I critf mU fault Iter auk
Hot thi U sXswbt ; raus'sl v h',
And G4 .a Tt-ry witt.
Ta ia. U Urt w jo,
2 U plrudr irauJ u hm j-
r arm ita goVlra avaUftt tiow
Ip la .j babj'a Jfw
JdJ m my hwiCJmt' bnw of aaav.
With Uoirr ndtaara rlf
A PZW riaAIH afACTS.
War. II. W t Lc wssU raot;
Warn It's raid, ao vasts it kat,
2 r raauatcd vuk kU k4.
II tar shown b. am t slph t
Wara sM Us srua-U tsias,
Of las wet las foj caaiplslas.
Hat sr esU. ar iry er wrt.
3otsiaz asito tau be cxa rt :
1 caasUcr. as a rvkv
fU yoa area 1
tMri far t& straOa f
tr tsaUbasT oet
your Ontitm tw4
timalaiTts an d ns
nitl work, to r
lers brau Btrrv uavl
If yoa sr joomr and
tllaaTnrtaCaB UT (UT
waste, c Hop B
ntfertec f roas aay la
tica i it you are mar
voexf . isBirerlaar rrMtt
ri or tCft..U t
poororsjui wr jarvnaw
neat, rrty on Hop
MS Iirr oa a bed U stclv
SaV TtkiaBaaVlaCia fa aVat
waoeeer yoa are.
wbsasver jroo I'm
naclly f rosa sotao
damns tlu BBisiki
UU J sir Jawana
nenls clraasiaar. ton
tatr or usw-suise,
I I'm Ma(
t aa absolsia
of in ttomtch,
laka e f a f (ke
Ti will a
eared If roaase
MIS. LTDU L PiKEiH, Of LTHH, liSi,"
LYB!A E, P'sMiCHAM'S
7SC-2?A2Lt; COMTOUCT. .
1 a TVsItire Crra
frall tle rrl C'ttMs'sfsts ad TTea'rae
eoeossftMa ticrl fiaaitot-lUUm.
Zt wi3 cere cntlnly Ctovnnt fenncf rsmaleCoD
j l&l&U, a3 ovarfsLv4rrn!iets) IaCsmmaUoa and Vkera
tloa, TlCiig S34 lptiercetit,ej-ith eonsettneat
tpinsl TCtakness, aad la t-artrfUai-'y adaptod to tbe
Cltssge ef life. i
It wt3 Vrrre acdeiTrl tamon from tbe cteras la
sa etuy stage of dcvtl-jaiett. ThoUiMorytoean
wow humors there is chorlcd very rpced3y fcy IU na.
It rciuoresfatiMci.rAtaleory, dtstixyesJlcrsttcg
forrtinwiiuiti. wtn2Tis7itti-s oithsComcn.
It nres Hootlne. nKcbes, Scrrona ProetrstJon,
Ce&sral XtebCil ft tlmiiiaxacm, Vtynwlax and Zadl
gsttloa. That trrhag cf bs-arlagdown,cassisg' pain, Weight
and backacka, is 3js lenaamaUy ccrsd by it nas.
Laxmony with the laws tit gorera tt female ystem.
For the curecf kTltacy Octurlalcu of eltlstr Bextbla
Otniiwund Is aiisnrpsswii.
LVOIt C. riVKUlM YZCET ABLE COM
rOOTDb rerrnred at 3 and ttt Western A venae,
Lran,3lasa. lVLngL KxbouleafortS. SentbymaJl
la tt form of pXs, alsolntne form of locencs. oa
reevlpt of price, tl pev boi for either, airs. Flakbaia
freeryansvrrssJllritersiliviralry. Bend for paspa
let. AoMtkm at above. Xtntlcm tats Aver.
N family stiouU Usrttno.tLTrJLkE. TJXZOkMVS
11VZR nTJA TTy cur eMtirtloa, tifTlinnnsai,
and tortis!lty of Um livrr. 13 cenU per box.
gi-Ko Id by al! Jra.tct.U
ei T ' " -4
l.'f tl X. l-l!t- ff
A SURE CURE FOR
Sick Headache, DyspepiFa, Langoar,
Kerrons Exhaustion ansia; froni over
work cr excess cf auj lind,
axd i on
Malarial Ymw. aid Fcrer sni Anns
Andii a Specific for Obitinate
PRICE $1.00 PER BOTTtEi I!X rOK SiOO
SOL3 CV DnUCCISTS EVCKrWIIEDC.
r.'.CYER B.TC3. CO.
Wfeolcis!. Ajisls Ktmis Ci!t saj St. Lcs. Mo.
I'.r .! br n . snn,IIK.Tr.T,
J. A. CM.TH'IIKI.I., Srmssm
AU I anacn, Motbcr
rKaatnesj men, Mecban.
ica. f.t. wba are bred
out by work or worrr,
and all w'to are aitseru
tie wuh Drtfepua,
llowd. Kidney or Lner
Oxnp'aii t, jou can be
invtclraied and aired
If vou are wastuiz awav woji tMBMimuLMm A re.
or aay Wealuteu, yoa wJl find this Tonic tbe "J
ue -nraictne von Cnti Une for
Fsr topenor to Liners aad ether Tocics, as u bc2d
np tbe Tttem but never tntojicaiea. 50c and $1
wes. KonecenoiBe withoci tirnsrve ef llocoa
ft Co N. V. Large aavmg a born do2ar tue,
LOST MANHOOD RESTORED.
A. vistia tafroaQifcl icpn-deace r7-g Prtci
tnr Decar, 5srrooa PsUlITj. Lost laabood, et&
bsviSsT tned la vala Ttrr known rtmadr. La 4.
covrred a atttpia self rare, wbicb be will send FSE
to tus feSow-crtrs. addna J. u. ULXv t?
43 fttiatham U .X, T.
NEW TORK, 1882.
TuKSrforls.willinakeiUCfteenfI. annnal rerola
tkm under the present manacmeBt, shtnins, as aJwars.
for all, bi and IHtle, mean and crarttamt. eonb-ntnl ail
nnhamty, Ipnblrean and Ileinornitir.deprared ami virto
oas. TliaSrVi Iihtifor mankuid and womankind uf
every Hrt 1 but it proial wannth bt ftir the pfd. w fade it
ponrs hot diMcunifurt on tbe bUtTUj back of tbe pertot
The mi of ! wa a new.yaj.-T of a new kind. It dis
ranled many of the form, ainl a multitude of the sopertfa.
on words and phrate of ancient journalism. It untlrtwk
to reiMitt In a fieh, sneeinct, nnronrrntimial war. all tb
newaof tb world, omittinc no event f hnrnan interest,
aad ftimmrntinfr up. atlur rnith tb frarleMwnns. of abso
lute independeitce. Tbesneres of tbi ejperimrnt wa
tbestteressofTHKStX. It eoVctM a ienuauent thane
latbestlie of Atna-riesn iwv(narar& Frr ia..awtafi
iwurnal etald,isbei Iu this country in tbe dzeu yean past
has been mIeleil after The Sex. Kverr Important Journal
aJrraMlrexisUn'has been modiSed and Wttcn-d by tb
force of TUE M example.
THE SrSaflre Vill laethao uu antt.TwsV.. h.tUi.n
lax. aau .ui-rrunE newaus-r.
lira liberal nse of the means wldrh aa abundant proper
ty aJwrd. we shall make it better than ever beCire.
Kip.- at! Brrinc IU mmjrUnrm, uut kj th- insiiikmai
mrJirtirk. Itut 1t ita ml lntrrt u Um Ar. IriMxar
vuusjir.ii. u 100 news, puiunz II rtito reojlalile
SturvUwrt tb flrt cw-i.!mtiao
with THE M,Tt. WbetWrer anythmtf hapfwa worth r
rortiDC. we crt the particular. wbrtW il lui-l-s-n lo
Iln,klm c In Ithara.
toftTsM tbrminUcfuataatrvi be tUmUnan-i. W
arwhat wetblnk aaoat b-td awl rTrata. TbatLabUia
tb oolr arw t -f THE M.3 a pulitira! ronrw.
The wzklt Sex ratbm Into r bt pa- th bt b1
Ur f tb aPTi-ii AjuIx lm-. An AsTkrvltural lwl'
mntt f oBMnalM nmt, foil maikt-t rnart. antl a liberal
Jtreportioo f litriy. M-icntific. and Amnrmtt lDtritBor
cocnnUl The Weeklt Mrs. ami raak it tk- Ui emV.d
per for tb fanMT a b&iib14 that wax yt primtM.
WbodfMsatust know, ami mul. ami like Tbe 1C3DT
Srx. rf h bamWr of whkb la a Guk-c-wU f tnUttttiar
hlTator. with Um brrt jmrtry af ibe day. pn at rr
11b wonh r4inc . ban-or taatOr rDoasb UCDa
rwdiiM bonk, ami laflaKlr lar-re Tarird aad eatartaia-
Jf.-?ri.'ofuDe,lJ,J,r abowld be p1ra.M too. 1
iml f avTiri- 7i-r
For tbe dally hex. a bar poe mUeri of tweatyixkt eml-ni"-
tm pne by maO, tast-paU, la S3 rraU a bmoIb.
or S0.SO a Jt-ar, or. laeladLB.? tbf Sondar raper. aa
eirbt-pa-e abert of Sfty-alz nlanaa. tb prlco U Z ceata
per BMath, or 87.70 iw, pmtare paid.
TboHandar NiiUotioCTiiEaux it alao far&labad aoiwt
ratoly at S 1 .30 a rear. pMOase paid.
TboprWoftlMWEXXLT MX. ei;bt paces. Aftyls aoC
au-v-il it-it, T-apaxL For rlaU of tea. acamC
tJCf 10, ewUIaeidaastrar(mr fre.
Addre-A. L W. EVGLAXIX
INiLIUier of The Sex. Zrw Trk CUy.
HOCSE AXnnKXAUKXTAI. PACSTIXC. P1TTR
Ilaain. Cabaianiaua. Ac, dono prvuptlr. tTup t
oorbera' rania baildnt Troy, Karmta. flUartt)
"We roatiano to art aa StdkHnra for Patrata. Carrata.
Trada Marka, Coprrisbts. te, frtb UiriUil Sutra. Caa
ada, Caba, KngJanA. 1 raaea. Genaaar. etc Wa bar had
thirty.. re TraraejKprr.raj.ee.
ralrsUobUiaedlhroarkoaaf ttotired laiboScinTlTsc
AXX2KAX. Til. larr aid jjOsmdid aiatrakJ weekly pa-
AKxueax. 33 Park rr. : " m v -.a
ts.aa.sa " awswawswawBaasWaj,
.- 't -. .cawai
i K Nft
m Py weak aad
m it i ft may
Ufa. It has
H aavexf hurr
-k f t KHJJ .aTI
LELAND'S BEICK STOEE
(XOKniWEST CORNER ITBLIC SQUARE,)
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING,
BOOTS AUD SHOES, HATS AND CAPS,
HARDWARE, QUEENSWARE, GROCERIES
AND AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS,
Furst & I!rail!e.v's Garden Cit.vCast Steel Plows, of all descriptions. Walking Cul
tivators, Sulky Kales. Garden Sels. .t-p.. St p.
rHighest Market Price for Country
-a-ujj s-uujjs &ujjB AT
Eeal Estate and Abstract Office.
JOSEPH F, JIAMPSOIY,
Kenl Ext nt c? Vxjout, VlKtractcf, unci IS'otnrj- JulH-,
TROY, KANSAS. OFFICE IN COURT HOUSE.
T JH.U .aiat.t am.t a. 3.1 "MI I 1 .a .
t- "--'.---"- 4iMrrii. aoakMiracu rarnishett with pmcnMnetu and dena
Lti? t VJl UX -! KfMral evUect.B- business, ifartai '.5 iVmuSS
t of AUtractIlss.lv. of tbo IVKinty. 1 claim to bo bleUsntranteeaUisrwHon. i&SSXTL
3 j I J J I
D. C, SWCLAIE,
Agent for Aycrs', Jaynes', and all othor Patent Medicines.
PRESCRIPTIONS FILLED, DAY OR NIGHT.
IJR,'Y' Gr OODS, NOTIONS,
BOOTS AND SHOES, HATS AND CAPS,
GROCERIES & PROVISIONS,
Cigars, Tobacco, Hardware, Tinware, Queensware,
SCHOOL BOOKS USD STATIOMIRY.
All Goods Sold :it the Lowest noun's, tint for CaMi, or its Equivalent, Only.
THE HIGHEST MARKET PRICE PAID FOR BUTTER AND EGGS.
Jiins 9s, ltns.
iiini,ii.i: ami inrr.tii.
Slielf and Heavy Hardware,
AXO A FULI. LINE OP
JCsT JXCEIVKU, A CAK LOAD OF TUB
Keystone Hand ana Power Gorii Spellers,
PET, POpY, DUPLEX AND FOUR-HOLE
HPnolsTor Power SIioll?i-,
PoiMir.lr Unsqjilled for Lir't Running and Cleli Sh.lt.ij.
A LA1U3E STOCK OF
ItcM aifl Bain Fara and Sprini Wagons. -H
HITIIIULL. ULliUIts, (liiii BCSIII BrCGICS,
Columbus Rasey "o.' Nldt IlHr Itasxlns and
Sol: Agent Tor Kellsy and Dealer in all kinds of Barbed Wire.
"cad far C'lrralars,
FAIL AND vUi'TER STOCK OF
IS NOW READY.
Dry Goods and Notions.
CL0THIN&, HATS & CAPS.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
Glassware, Groceries, &c, &c.
Carpets at Chicago Prices.
I Ifrti pM, frelt Goo,l. Imalit ilirrct fnmi
J.annfactnrerand Iinporti-r, and cannot
lie umlcrsolil hy anyboIjr.
BOTTOM PEICES ON GLOVES.
WHITE CLOUD, KAXSAS.
Srpt. IS. 11.
CIN'CLVXATI, MILWAUKEE. AND ST. JOSEPH
MtsCtACTl tits or
-Applo Cider, Soda AValer, CJnger AJe.
especially for private families.
OsrcrkUstnl ClsdsuU bff.XarakM saaKt-Js-"7
BT, doer Vlssr. Sal tVsUr. Uisim' AU. Wltr
ASS. Vmrtrr. tHrwnlUar th. brf ! U mi;imt ST.
wBlwllbwn'tasassibaij. Una as sa trisl, sal.
DtTKKE ft CLETTZE,
Cnmer Main and Fitun Strasts, St. JoMpIi.Ma
Xorth Sil Pnblie SinsrB,
TI1E uoaat has bfra tboroogUj srvrfasaia and rwsair
a.sadisflrstlssiaTprri.twrt. It Is raaTsalral
tOtaS Bt. JoAa Jl VTtmttr lf.thbl Tl.w . ..uh.
asrt wh sa tndss u. tas AtrUas. lc Nobrssla 1UU-
Twmx. milAl&EU. Clark.
COESXElLtC.' A2TD JITLEKTErETS.
(Oa.JSus.Vorasraa XeftJ '
St. Joaieplt. ''r,-mir1
THIS ntri Is conrnimt u tk. KaSrssd DspoU. mat to
tlabsdans part wf tas Hlyl Th looms sr. eamsjrt.
aUsadv.a fonkiooit. tas bai rkwa. sad ta tsfcl sap.
j41owUkULoattatsmsrt. Cksrrr rasssoaU.
isaa? .a. AAA warisTat
saxslsa worth M bm
.s. a.' . '-.
Produce, in Exchage for Goods.
- -7 "-
ptttetu aod despatch. Wn eieente all
aAtUfactlon. Corrttpm.U3ce ulic1tet Jaal-V.
hit new and comfit to
U- 35i?5 "f
S O A
- - KANSAS.
Trrass sss Prlrrs.
J. B. BYBIiS,
Grrr Front, Main hkrtt, &mtk ef Fu&ie Rpiart,
TKOV, : s : s t BXAAV.
And a General AaMjrtnient nf
Shelf aiJ BnilflBrs' Harflware.
ALL IINDS OF GDTTEmS IND EEPAEKG DONE.
Ala alwaye keep oa bead a romploto atuvk of
Jul a. urn.
AGREAT CAUSE OFIUMANMISERY
Is the Loss of
A Irtartt th .Katarr, Trraiaaent, wad
radiral run of Seminal Weakaeoa. or Snennabknlwi. !
tloresl br Self Abate, InTtalantaTry Fmnn-fim. Impiiti.il. j,
IVerTiMu IMsilitc, aad Iiapealinenta t Uarrlae -enerallri
ConMiBipbua. Zptlepar. ami Kit: Mental and fbrekat
Jorapm-ity. Ae. UT UIIBEKT J CCl-Vi;KWLL,iLD
aotbur or tho "nttm Jluok. Ac
Tb world rrnoward aathnr. In tii admirable Leeioro,
clearly proreo. fratn hie own rvpnVore. that tbemafal con-aeqm-ncm
of Sif Abtu-s may bo effrctnally rctuorrd with
oat lautcvroa' aarzVal oprratiuaav bwaiflea, Inatrametita.
riar. r enrdiab.; t-uattnz oat a nxale of rare at ooeo rr
tuu ami effectual, by wbicb errry aufferrr. m natUr what
bia eaodltim maj 1m, may core tumaelf cboaplr. priratelr,
fV Tkw Ltetmrt ttn3pro? m Uon Ce tXtmsand and tJUw-
Sent, under aeal. U a ptals oarelnpn. to aor mldreea. ca
receipt of ail rente, or two pottage etampa. Addrru
THE CUL7Z3WZZX KEDICAX CO,
41 In -, Xr York. .V. T.i
SlmrULly. pt Office Cx. 430.
1 iftS'' 83 'I'M
UJf Kl C' fri-3agimrtf
"EL F. SAT7TS,
THO!', - - KASSAS. ",fi
Waznos, Buses, aii Aaricnltiiral Implements
AUaokwIUVsasIlsail prasptlraaas, as4 sllcssnss r
aistls rn.aai.bla. SIbsvIX
IAav&ptraaon u aUmowneiBc lotaa pnbuo uu x aim iT
esnliBB to aiuafartur. ta mrAsr arorr atrlo and ttsw-"1
0Cf1ptioaofRMsUaad8hooa warn too. Ptgi atwatJKCOa
4a tha arateal and aooat nbatantia. wsaaaer. laok
A Tartety of uutera work oa aaad, ur uo acviKaawa-v-
UakiacajidiwpairioroViMtoordorj and the letartUl3
oftwaJ moakfU Wsmvk M kwl at all tiaavea. Show oa ifala
aiTTn. irnofthoBirEuU, i-oarij fp?lI. M Ifwar
aaa'a Star. ruu.ir atti.i.Kr.
Whita CTot aaaaa. Aaratt ft, 1I7X.
CITY MEAT MARKET.
Wett klde futile Square,
KXKPS rasstsatljaaasaaa food sawtawat sf (ratal
and salt awa!, roasUtia. aflWC Uottaa. IWk sod
Teal, slax lUsSWlr7 ltVK.7 pT. S.,
J"wt sad Corasd IW1. wklrh a win m& aa low aa ta.
Nus opni SI sQ srasoasbla kaors.
aadStoakCattla. AlmpsTruk tar
1 DST ODaLH lafl atsa.1
ilia aad TsUo
aaa waV: ta twit WB ton.
Tana aai mm2SUt0z7
'T.-aaa aiiaissa n a
wawSSsl"' "ti'.iL. "
aWa?L'-,,-3t "-aisaTaaV hf ''M-
t? . -T .f !.
&.&$ OK'?"'' "
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I I 'ismtll sammoatlass.